Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Challenging My AuthoriTAY! (Cartman? Anyone...?)
Most mothers would do the obvious thing and simply move the bowls off the floor. But I'm a glutton for punishment and I know that Lana understands no, she's just beginning to test her (and my!) limits. (Oh what fun!) So, I said no 800 times. She progressed anyway, 800 times. And I moved her away 798 times. Oh yes, there was some success! Whether it was driven by understanding and conformity or distraction by her reflection in the stove, or the tasty lure of the closest rug, I cannot say...but she did stop at least a couple times, so I'm counting it!
For even more evidence of Lana challenging my No (and cruising for toys!), check out this video...
In other news, Lana totally said, "DG" (the dog's name) tonight!! I know I sound crazy, but she was sitting in the middle of the kitchen floor and the dog was zooming past her this way and that and out of nowhere she says (binky in mouth), "DG!" My mom and I looked at each other with amazed expressions and cracked up. I'm sure it was probably just gas, but it was pretty awesome either way!